Orvis Ratings and Reviews

Top Rated Product

Rattle Eye Minnows

Not only do you get the flash and motion of a great streamer fly, but the rattling eyes make noise to help attract bass, pike, panfish and more. A great streamer fly to increase your odds when fly fishing for warm water species. Sizes 2, 6. Length 2¾", 2".
Average Customer Rating:
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Rattle Eye Minnows
Review 1 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Irresistible,
April 8, 2014
By: CaptainBorinquen
from Puerto Rico
"Fish seem to love this minnow, I've had a strike every sinlge time I've used it when others have failed to attract attention. Tarpon, Peacock Bass and even tilapia can't seem to resist the rattle eyes."
Review 2 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great fly...so far.,
October 18, 2013
By: walden43
from Lafayette, In
"I have had the opportunity to use this fly on only a handful of occasions. Works well but I don't think the price is worth the 'rattle- eye'. I prefer olive and white clousers but Orvis couldn't get them out (9 weeks to receive!). Good fly but currently 25% more expensive than the clousers."
Review 3 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works for aggressive browns too!,
November 24, 2012
By: DblRedRider
"I used this fly on a tailwater in Oregon and landed 8 large browns and 2 large rainbows within an hour. Largest trout was 20 inches. Works great during on murky, low water, post spawning. Fly was very durable."
Review 4 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top notch,
August 16, 2012
By: FlyrodPastor
from SE Minnesota
"I wasn't expecting too much from this fly - perhaps small bass. Caught several large bass by casting to the edge of a huge weedbed. Only complaint is that the plastic eyes break when my errant casts hit the side of the canoe. But that's user error!"
Review 5 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Big Bass,
July 28, 2011
By: WarmwaterAngler
"Like another reviewer, I have had good success with this fly's ability to tempt large largemouths. Excellent fly."
Review 6 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Most Unepectedly Effective Fly,
May 19, 2010
By: Creekfisher
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"I purchased this product because it was a fly with a rattling sound I have never tried. As soon as I decided to switch to this pattern and give it a try, a sixty foot cast hit the water. It barley was in the water for 5 seconds and was slammed by my biggest bass that day. It was about 2.5lbs and 18 to 20 inches. Boy did it bend my 6wt fly rod. I got excited and decided on the spot to purchase 6 more. I highly recommend giving this fly pattern a serious usage test where ever you like to fish."
Review 7 for Rattle Eye Minnows
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Eye-less wonder,
April 25, 2009
By: slojes
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
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"I tried this fly out yesterday on a pretty tough lake - Lake Santa Margarita in California. It gets beat up pretty bad by bass tournaments all year, so flyfishing gives the bass something different to look at. Right off the bat the Rattle Eye Minnow in Olive started catching bass. After about the sixth fish I noticed the eyes were missing but it was the only one I had so I kept using it and it kept catching - 10 in total, which is good for that lake. I'm buying more now!"